Pastor Kevin Shell Addresses Kirk Franklin’s Question: ‘Has Gospel Music Gone Too Far?”
Originally posted on Sept. 2, 2011
We were happy to receive this piece of information that not only addresses gospel music as we used to know it, but Pastor Kevin Shell points out exactly why gospel music has changed to what he calls “One World Music”. The age old question, some may call it, from gospel singer Kirk Franklin was posed in his 1998 song “Stomp”:
“For those of you that think gospel music has gone too far.
You think we got too radical for Christ.
Well I got news for you , you ain’t heard nothin yet,
and if you don’t know now you know. Glory, Glory!!” [Source]
Glory, Glory? As you can see, Kirk Franklin was more than ready to try and ‘turn Gospel Music out’. Pastor Shell has shared his reasoning for why gospel music and world music have very little substance and how they not only intertwine but have become one from the vicious plan of Satan.
We always knew that many gospel artists wanted to go mainstream and of course to make more money as an entertainer. There is one thing we did not know- which was the inside story of how it changed that may have been the fate of gospel artists who know better than to ‘sing for Jesus’ the way they do now.
By reading what Pastor Kevin Shell has to say below, we may find a better understanding as to how it all changed. But was it worth it after all?
ONE WORLD MUSIC by Pastor Kevin Shell
Remember when Kirk Franklin made the statement “For those of you who think that gospel music has gone too far?” What Kirk didn’t realize at that time is that 10 to 15 years prior to him making that statement, Satan began to look at the small but INDEPENDENT gospel recording labels like Light Records, Benson Records, Sparrow, and a host of others. Remember those labels?!?! Well in the late 80’s and 90’s the big 4 conglomerates of SONY BMG, UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP, EMI GROUP, and WARNER MUSIC GROUP and others began to swallow up these smaller gospel labels, thus taking control of what you and I see and hear today as it pertains to Gospel music, Christian Books, and Christian images. Saints, please listen. The bible is clear that SATAN’S KINGDOM IS NOT DIVIDED. In other words He’s not going to give
Osteen, Jakes or Dollar a record or publishing deal if he really thinks they’re going to put a dent in his kingdom. What the enemy has done and continues to do is diabolical and strategic in its scope. Before the perceived heavy weights such as Fred Hammond, Marvin Sapp, TD Jakes, Creflo Dollar, Kirk Franklin, Mary Mary, Joel Osteen, Steven Curtis Chapman, Amy Grant, Deitrick Haddon, Yolanda Adams and others could ever come together and form something INDEPENDENT and SET APART for the Lord, the enemy lured them all to sign contracts with him because he knows that if he has them CONTRACTUALLY, he can control and manipulate THEIR IMAGE, thus creating a worldview of Christianity that’s false.
This is why on any given night you can see a Gospel artist sitting on Monique’s couch laughing through her profanity filled jokes. The enemy has a purpose for this. The same companies that promote, distribute and control the images of Lil Wayne, 50 Cents, Lady Gaga, The Black Eye Peas, U2, Madonna, and Marilyn Manson, promote, distribute and control the images of what the whole world sees as far as Christianity. For those of you that don’t really know me, I was in the music business for several years. I have knowledge of both the secular and the gospel music industries. Trust me when I tell you that there are CLAUSES in every gospel artist and preachers’ contract mentioned above that gives their record company rights and authority to have them either record with secular artist or appear in venues with them. The enemy’s agenda my FB friends is for there to be no distinction between what’s sacred and wicked and to eventually make ALL MUSIC, ONE.
This is why we now see people like the Vice President of the International Music Department of the Church Of God In Christ, singer KIM BURRELL saying her goal now is to record a CD with Prince. Yes, nasty bisexual, now a Jehovah’s witness Prince! This is why a Gay Choir can win the “HOW SWEET THE SOUND” gospel competition with people like Hezekiah Walker, Cee Cee Winans, Marvin Sapp, and Dorinda Clark Cole sitting as judges. This is why Juanita (my work is now in Hollywood) Bynum, Micah Stampley, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Bishop Lester Love and Sunday FLESH winner Le’Andria Johnson have all signed with Beyoncé’s father Matthew Knowles as their manager. Knowles agenda out of his own mouth is to do away with the word “GOSPEL” when it comes to music. He says, and I quote…. I prefer using the words ‘inspirational’ and ‘faith-based,’” he explains. “‘Gospel boxes it in…..
But continuing on, this is why a bold lesbian like KING Latifah can french kiss his girlfriend at Alicia Keys wedding and it be all over the internet and then walk right into a mega church to plug a movie. How can this happen?
Many of the preachers are under contract and have GAG ORDERS to keep their mouths shut!!! And yes, this is why so called Christian artist like Ray Boltz, Tonex and Jennifer Knapp can defiantly come out of the closet and there are still pulpits and Christian venues across the country that will celebrate them and allow them to preach a FALSE CHRIST.
Is there anyone reading this that sees the silliness in Kirk Franklin’s statement? Hasn’t Gospel music and the power of the entertainment industry gone too far? Whether the church wants to admit it or not, our support and financing of a lot of this foolishness in the ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY is directly aiding in the spiritual destruction of people. We’re helping many continue to INACCURATELY respond to God. How you ask?
When the TRUE CHURCH continues to laugh and slap our knees at things like a cross dressed man misquoting scriptures (Tyler Perry), in the climate of rampant DOWN LOW homosexual men sleeping with women, proposition 8, a killer Aids epidemic here and abroad, don’t ask don’t tell, legislation to teach gay history in school, legislation to create A 3RD PUBLIC RESTROOM, the proliferation of a false gay theology, and to top it all off a government that’s bold and brazen enough to tell Christians to their face that two stink men getting married, is JUST AS HOLY and honorable as biblical marriage, we strengthen Satans cause to make NO DISTINCTION BETWEEN THE HOLY AND THE PROFANE.
While I’m on Tyler Perry, can somebody please call and ask him If I can write the final dramatic chapter and conclusion of MADEA GOES TO THE CROSS? This is the movie where Madea finally admits she’s a man and comes to the cross of Jesus Christ repents, gets saved and get delivered!
Now I don’t claim to know anybody’s heart. I believe most of these artist and preachers started off with the greatest intentions but got deceived by the FALSE LIGHT of the one that can transform himself into an angel of light…SATAN! Then there are some that it didn’t take hardly any arm twisting at all to sell their souls for fame and the applauds of men. Just remember in Matthew Chapter 7 it says “Not everyone that says to me LORD LORD shall enter the kingdom of heaven. Sadly there are some artist and preachers mentioned above, as well as others not mentioned in this post that would sing and preach IN HELL if the price was right and there was a clause in the contract allowing them to get out.
In closing, the sad reality is that when you’re in Babylon….You can’t tell Nirod what to do….He’s the King and He holds your contract. Now it’s obvious that we have to pray for these artist and preachers, but at what point do we stop listening to and promoting them when it’s clear that they are one with the ANTI CHRIST spirit of this world. I wonder if in Kirk Franklins heart of hearts he knows things have GONE TOO FAR.
by Pastor Kevin Shell.
Read more about him at his Facebook page.
Thanks Pastor Shell for allowing us to share this with our readers.